Gregory A. Paw, a partner with Pepper Hamilton LLP, is a trial lawyer with extensive white collar experience. A former Deputy U.S. Attorney and past director of the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, Mr. Paw is a member of Pepper’s White Collar Litigation and Investigations Practice Group. He also is a member of the firm’s Business Integrity Practice Group.
Mr. Paw represents businesses and individuals facing investigation by federal and state law enforcement authorities and provides counsel on compliance and control issues. Drawing on his unique international law enforcement experience, he advises businesses on compliance issues under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
Mr. Paw also lectures frequently on compliance issues, bringing lessons learned from his experience in Iraq and in prosecutor offices to his audiences. He also frequently speaks on law enforcement policy issues before public forums and in the media.
Mr. Paw was the director of New Jersey’s Division of Criminal Justice, in the Office of the Attorney General, from February 2006 until June 2008. There, he led the statewide office responsible for enforcing New Jersey’s criminal laws and supervised more than 800 lawyers, investigators and staff in the investigation of complex criminal cases involving corruption, fraud, money laundering, health care fraud and financial crimes.
Before that, he was a prosecutor for nine years with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and was Deputy U.S. Attorney from 2005 until 2006. He also served with the U.S. Justice Department from 2004 to 2005 as an advisor to the Iraqi government on criminal cases against Saddam Hussein and other former senior regime members. He has tried many criminal cases and supervised numerous government investigations. From 1992 to 1993, he served as associate counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs Committee, reviewing allegations concerning American hostages held in Iran in 1980.
He is a member of the New Jersey and District of Columba bars (he is not admitted in Pennsylvania).